Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Cookie Bonanza: Molasses Cookies


Molasses cookies are a classic at the holidays. One of the best things about this recipe is that the dough can stand in the freezer for a good period of time. It's an easy recipe to make ahead and toss in the oven when you have company coming over. Not only that, but they smell amazing when they're baking. Rolling them in sugar also gives them a nice look. My mom's been making this recipe for my entire life and it's always a hit when she shares her holiday cookies with her friends.

Soft Molasses Cookies

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar

1. Beat butter, brown sugar, molasses, and egg in large bowl with mixer. Stir in remaining ingredients, except sugar.
2. Freeze overnight, roll into 1/2" balls, and roll in sugar.
3. Bake 13-16 minutes at 325 degrees. Store in a tightly-closed container.

8 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

these sound yummy

however

the brownies yesterday sound absolutely delish

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ModernMom said...

Oh I love that the dough can be in the freezer for a bit! I've been looking for some new ookies for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration

Joanna @ The Casa said...

Stopping by from SITS. Thanks for all the cookie ideas! I have a cookie exchange to attend next week.

Christine said...

Ooh, I l-o-v-e molasses cookies! I have only made them a couple of times because the dough seems too hard to work with...sticky and ticky me off! BUT, my daughter is insisting on trying a few new recipes for the holiday cookie trays and I will give her this one. I love
any recipe that is simple and has less than a dozen ingredients...this one fits the bill! I especially love that it is tried-and-true...thanks to mom!

Karen MEG said...

Uh, yum, yum and more yum! What a great blog and post! I should eat before I visit next time!

Thanks for coming by my blog on my SITS FB day! Lovely to "meet" you :)

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Mmmm you're making my mouth water! Those sound so yummy!

Katerina said...

YUm! I will have to go through all your bonanza recipes and find something to make for my next holiday party.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Oh...you just HAD to show me those cookies, didn't you?? Now I have to go look at 'em all!!!

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